This is sort of off topic for this blog, but it’s something that’s been on my mind lately. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of politics. Anyway, have you ever noticed that hate is kind of fun? Or if it’s not fun, then it can at least feel satisfying, in its own way?
Some people are just the worst, right? Maybe they’re simply annoying, or maybe they cause us actual harm. Either way, it feels good to point a finger, to lay down some thick and heavy criticism, to really tear apart the people responsible for our troubles. So if it feels so good, then what is wrong with hate? Some people deserve to be hated, right?
Maybe. But I have a theory. This isn’t a scientific theory, but I suspect it is still a useful model of human psychology nonetheless. I think the human heart is only so big. There’s only so much space in there, and if you fill your heart with hate you will leave less room for the people and things that you love, for everything that brings you joy.
Yes, hate does feel satisfying, at least at first. But by dwelling on the people you hate—even if those people really do deserve to be hated—you may find that you are missing out on some of the other things that life has to offer.
Just my two cents.
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